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When Does Feuding Equal Fun?

October 14, 2015
We surveyed one hundred people and asked them, “Name the top five reasons to watch Family Feud on October 14th and 15th?” The top five answers are: Brenda, David, Bethany, Tyler and Landon, as in the Harting family from Leitchfield, KY.

Rev. David Harting, pastor of Leitchfield UMC, and his family are appearing on the syndicated television show “Family Feud”.  The Harting team consisted of Rev. Harting, his wife, Brenda, and their three oldest children: Tyler, 23; Landon, 22; and Bethany, 18.

Daughter, Bethany, was the first one to convince her family to pursue getting on the show. Bethany submitted an application and video of her family after seeing an advertisement for auditions being held in Louisville. The Hartings were then invited to Louisville to compete with 2,000 other people for a chance to be on the show.

After another round of auditions and a videotaped practice episode the Hartings were notified that they had made the final cut and would, indeed, get the chance to compete against other families on the real show.

The Hartings traveled to Atlanta where they were able to be a part of all the behind the scene festivities and meet the host. Families competing of the show are not permitted to meet host Steve Harvey until filming begins, and after meeting the entertainer, they are interviewed by him for around 30 to 45 minutes.

Rev. Harting has been at Leitchfield United Methodist for three years. He was ordained in 2008 and served at Webb Memorial before his time in Leitchfield.

David’s three children all attend school at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia KY. Daughter, Bethany is in pre-med studies and sons, Tyler and Landon are entering candidacy this year. Brenda is a stay at home mom to their two young foster children.

Due to a discrepancy that was found after taping was completed, the Harting family has been invited to come back and appear again next season.

“Family Feud” is seen at different times in different cities. To find out when Family Feud airs in your city, go to familyfeud.com and put in your zip code to find station and times in your area.
 

 


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